(CBS LOCAL) – Most of us have been spending more time than ever in front of our screens this past year, whether it’s on phones, computers, or televisions. Friday, March 5th is the National Day of Unplugging, which calls for people to put away devices. READ MORE: 'The Whole Front Exploded,' 2 Hurt As Car Crashes Into Boston Home The Bartkowski family in San Diego spends much of their life online these days between remote work and virtual learning for 12-year-old McKenna and eight-year-old Aiden. When asked how much time she’s spending in front of screens, McKenna says, “I feel like a lot.” McKenna estimates she’s online eight hours or more a day for school and socializing. That’s why their mom Lisa plans to have the family participate in National Day of Unplugging for the first time. “It’s a first step in training our minds to just slow down and think of things in a different way and take the time that we will be spending on screens to do other things that are important as … [Read more...] about National Day Of Unplugging: Putting The Technology Down After A Difficult Year
The Senate included close to $2 billion for federal cybersecurity and technology modernization programs in its version of President Biden ’s proposed COVID-19 relief package. The funds fall short of the more than $10 billion originally proposed by Biden in his American Rescue Plan, but far more than the House included in the version it approved along party lines earlier this week. The House stripped out Biden’s proposed funds for these areas. The Senate included $1 billion for the General Service Administration’s Technology Modernization Fund, a fraction of Biden’s originally proposed $9 billion for the fund, which is intended to help the federal government launch new cyber and information technology programs. ADVERTISEMENT The Senate also included $650 million to help the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) increase its risk mitigation services. While this was less than the $690 million Biden has proposed for CISA, the Senate did include … [Read more...] about Senate includes nearly $2 billion in cyber, tech funds to COVID-19 bill
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Republican senators tore into President Biden Joe Biden Trump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE ’s nominee to lead the Pentagon’s policy shop Thursday, with several coming out in opposition to Colin Kahl over fiery tweets in recent years critical of the Trump administration. Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee also grilled Kahl, Biden’s nominee to be under secretary of Defense for policy, over his support for the Iran nuclear deal, from which former President Trump Donald Trump Trump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE withdrew and which Biden is … [Read more...] about Republicans blast Pentagon policy nominee over tweets, Iran nuclear deal
close Video Intl Space Station Expedition 64 US spacewalk #72 (Courtesy of NASA TV) NASA flight engineer Kathleen "Kate" Rubins set out on her fourth career spacewalk on Friday, in an effort to ready the International Space Station (ISS) for solar array upgrades. Rubins, 42, was born in Farmington, Connecticut in 1978, but was raised in Napa, the heart of California's Wine Country. HOW TO WATCH NASA'S SPACEWALK After graduating from Vintage High School in 1996, Rubins received a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego just three years later. In 2005, Rubins earned a doctorate in cancer biology from Stanford University's Medical School Biochemistry Department and Microbiology and Immunology Department. There, she and colleagues from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … [Read more...] about Who is NASA astronaut Kate Rubins?